Writer, teacher and academic blogger. Writes a social media trilogy. Forthcoming books: Myth of the Social Media Politics (Primus Books), Intimate Speakers (Fingerprint).Specializes on celebrity culture, political class, culture studies, business politics and technology.
Traditional form of public spheres developed bodily in face-to-face meetings in coffee houses, saloons, co-operative societies, cafes, town squares, media, letters, books, drama, and art forms are seemingly different in social media age. Political public is not open to all in digital media deliberations, since “winner-take-it-all” pattern reflect Internet. See my fringe thoughts on how political deliberations are mediated in Internet in Merinews by Biju P R (Part-II).